Research Training in the Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease (MBID) - UTHealth Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine

  • $0

  • May 31 2016

  • New dates coming soon

  • College freshman - College senior

  • Stipend


Research Training in the Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease (MBID) - UTHealth Medical School Summer research projects for undergraduates and Ph.D. fellowships in Microbiology/Infectious Disease Research are available within the world-famous Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.л_ Our goal is to provide training in the latest technologies that will lead to a career in one of the most exciting and dynamic areas in science today. The Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease (MBID) research training grant is an NIH-supported project consisting ofл_22 faculty mentors from three Houston educational institutions:л_The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Texas A&M University Institute for Biosciences and Technology. Currently, the program trains three Ph.D. students and eight undergraduate summer research students per year. The overall purpose of the MBID training program is to provide the trainees: The basis of this training grant is the Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease group, which was first formed in 1996. MBID has developed into highly interactive group of over 100 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff from the Houston area whose primary interest is in the molecular pathogenesis of bacterial infections. Theл_22 faculty members that form the core of this training grant have a record of high research productivity and extensive collaborations. They have mentored over 200 predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees over the past ten years and currently are mentoring 25 Ph.D. students and 29 postdoctoral fellows. The training program is based on strong core curricula, 10 advanced courses in pathogenesis, an intensive and interactive research experience, monthly MBID meetings and annual retreats, seminars and journal clubs, and experience in translational research and clinical infectious diseases. A network of universities has been established to aid in the recruitment of promising undergraduate students into the summer research program and the MBID Ph.D. program. A major goal of the planned activities supported by this training grant is to provide undergraduate students and predoctoral microbiology candidates additional knowledge in clinical infectious diseases and translational research, thereby promoting the redirection of research toward the more rapid resolution of important infectious disease problems.

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Houston, Texas


May 31 2016

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Grade Levels

College freshman / College sophomore / College junior / College senior

Last Updated on

August 9 2017

Opportunity Types

Summer Program

Important Dates

Start Date

May 31 2016

End Date

August 5 2016

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No multiple sessions

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